A big Thank You to our members and others who supported our 'Future Families' event last Saturday ........
ACI to consult families that are currently marginalised in the Irish Church - on Saturday April 14th, 2018.
Angela Hanley argues that alienation from an over-centralised church system is provoking a quiet backlash at the base of the Irish Church.
Is the Internet now the world's biggest prison? If so, might Christian faith be the best key to release? Sean O'Conaill thinks that Charles Dickens helps out here.
FIVE WAYS IN WHICH POPE FRANCIS HAS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED HOW WE SEE THE CHURCH AND HOW YOU CAN OFFER YOUR SUPPORT
"To develop public theology in the 21st century is to take seriously faith and ethics as applied to public questions." Dr Johnston McMaster of the Irish School of Ecumenics.
Justly celebrated for his handling of the abuse catastrophe in Dublin, must Archbishop Martin nevertheless accept some responsibility for the fact that 'Irish Catholicism hasn't changed'?
Why in 2011 did we begin to use a translation of the Missal that became a 'stumbling block' for so many celebrants of the Catholic liturgy? A just-published small book explains this admirably.
With no guarantee that 'bad news' will end soon, might the Irish Catholic Church turn a corner even so in 2018 - with the visit of Pope Francis?
What exactly divides Pope Francis from those who oppose him? Sean O'Conaill takes issue with the Manchester Guardian's account of this profoundly important dispute.
ACI WMOF EVENT - April 14th, 2018
Laity are revolutionising faith practice in the community
Internet: Global Prison?
Catholic Church Reform International (CCRI): UPDATE
Time for Public Theology - Johnston McMaster of the ISE
Is Archbishop Diarmuid Martin failing Dublin?
The Scandal of the 2011 Missal
2018: A year of rescue from the belly of the whale?
The ‘war’ against Pope Francis: where do Irish bishops stand?
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Why exactly are women banned from the Catholic priesthood, and therefore from exercising authority within it? Sharon Tighe-Mooney finds the case seriously wanting.
14th April, 2018 - All are invited to discuss the challenges to the varying configurations of family today - and the role of faith in meeting those....
Church leaders should be 'transparent, welcoming, honest, inviting, communicative, accessible, joyful and interactive' according to a conference of young people in Rome.
'You have it in you to shout!' said the pope - the day following major youth demonstrations against gun violence and gun fetishism in all major US...
What will Pope Francis be saying to a vastly changed Ireland in August 2018?
A Wexford priest, Fr Patrick Banville, has declared that "for Confirmation families, participation in Sunday Eucharist is not optional, it’s absolutely essential”
Pope Francis did receive victim testimony on the complicity of Chilean Bishop Barros in sexual abuse, in 2015 - according to Marie Collins.
NCR reports that declining numbers of priests have prompted US Catholic clergy to call upon bishops to let lay people lead parishes.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, advisor to the pope on clerical sexual abuse, appears to question Pope Francis's judgement.